Olympia, the London International Horse Show will open its doors early on Friday 18 December for the in-hand and ridden senior showing championships, organised by Senior Showing & Dressage Ltd and sponsored by Anthony D Evans Insurance Brokers.

Fourteen in-hand champions and 15 ridden combinations have qualified at shows around the country for the chance to be crowned supreme senior horse or pony in the main arena at the famous festive show. The horses and ponies range in age from 15 to 30 and all are home-produced.

Among the competitors in the ridden class is H&H blogger Chloe Chubb with her own Popster’s Loaded Weapon (aka Jacob). In her latest blog about her preparations for the show she said: “To be riding Jacob [at Olympia] really is a dream come true. Let’s hope we make everyone proud and Jacob doesn’t just decide to ignore what I ask him to do completely — something he can have the tendency to do!”

Olympia senior championship qualifiers: in hand

Judges: Mr Anthony D Evans and Mrs Sandy Wooderson

  • Gazette Manciaise, age 21
  • Lostock Huntsman, age 24
  • Moss Town Marz, age 19
  • Forest Gump, age 19
  • Hillowen Queenie, age 16
  • Just Trouble, age 15
  • Looking Glass Harbour Lights, age 18
  • Breamish Angelo, age 26
  • Pennington Drummer, age 27
  • Heltondale Major II, age 19
  • Lockinge Village Siskin, age 16
  • Guards Jester, age 16
  • Wylie, age 30
  • Rubilyn Rambo, age 21

Olympia senior championship qualifiers: ridden

Judges: Mr Anthony Perkins and Mr Anthony Evans

  • What A Spark, age 21
  • Lorenzo, age 15
  • Cabra West, age 16
  • I’m Blue Chip Too, age 20
  • Tom Cruise II, age 21
  • My Broadstone Joy, age 19
  • Arlekin TS, age 20
  • Holly’s Golden Velvet, age 20
  • Lucky Diamond, age 15
  • Paddington VI, age 17
  • Maybe VI, age 21
  • Alphaville of Oak VII, age 26
  • Littlehill Flynn, age 18
  • Hindleap Choir Boy, age 15
  • Popsters Loaded Weapon, age 17

What is H&H Live?

For those of you who aren’t familiar with our H&H Live service, it is an interactive written commentary service that will be updated with moment-by-moment news during the senior grand finals. So if you can’t be at Olympia on Friday and want to know which horse is looking particularly great in their coat, who wrong-legged in their individual show and who has been crowned champion, this is the place to be. The service works on computers, tablets and smart phones, so if you have an internet connection where you are, you can keep up to date with the latest news as it happens. Register now below to receive an alert when this service goes live to ensure you don’t miss a moment. NB: H&H Live is NOT a live video stream

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